Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Sarah Palin to be Mitt Romney’s Vice President: What it Means

By Gary P Jackson

An interesting online poll from ConservativeHQ a Tea Party friendly publication. For the past month, they’ve been polling readers about the favorability of 29 different Republicans, and report only 5 got a favorable rating of 50% or more.

Along those lines, they asked who, of those 5, would readers like to see Mitt Romney choose as his running mate. It wasn’t even close, with Sarah Palin receiving 45% of the vote. The closest to here was Jim DeMint with 17%. Interestingly, None of the Above beat out Paul Ryan.

Sarah Palin 45%

Jim DeMint 17%

Rand Paul 15%

Rick Santorum 10%


None of the Above 6%

Paul Ryan 5%

Undecided 2%

As for favorables and unfavorables, the poll looks like this:

Jim DeMint

70%  Favorable
11%  Unfavorable

Sarah Palin

69%  Favorable
16%  Unfavorable

Rand Paul

59%  Favorable
11%  Unfavorable

Rick Santorum

55%  Favorable
20%  Unfavorable

Paul Ryan

50%  Favorable
12%  Unfavorable

Haven’t seen a lot of polling on the others, but the high favorable numbers for Sarah Palin are consistent with every legitimate poll of Republicans and Republican leaning independents we’ve seen over the past few years.

Here are some notable numbers on the other 24 politicians who readers were asked to rate, including some who are considered “good choices for Mitt Romney’s VP.

Rob Portman

6% Favorable
29% Unfavorable

Chris Christie

14% Favorable
37% Unfavorable

Jeb Bush

16% Favorable
28% Unfavorable

Ron Paul

47% Favorable
17% Unfavorable

You can read the entire results here.

I highly doubt Mitt Romney would pick Sarah Palin, nor do I think she would accept the offer. But it’s clear that Mitt Romney need to stop listening to his advisers and the media on who he should pick as his running mate. The base of the party wants absolutely nothing to do with the names being floated around as potential nominees.

Contrary to recent revisionism, the McCain campaign was dead in the water until he picked the dynamic Governor of Alaska as his running mate.

I witnessed a lot of hand-wringing in 2008 after John McCain became the nominee. Lot’s of Conservatives felt betrayed. That feeling is just as intense today, as it ever was, except now it’s all on Romney.

In the end, the good Senator from Arizona sunk his campaign by refusing to vet Obama, suspending his campaign to go push TARP, and of course, hiring the worst political campaign manager and staff in human history. Sarah Palin is good, but even she couldn’t drag McCain over the finish line with all of those handicaps!

Mitt Romney has a good campaign. He’s professional, and on the ball. His style is different than many would like, but unlike John McCain, Mitt Romney has no problem going after President Obama on his record. He will be relentless.

The problem is, many Conservatives do not like or trust Romney. He is going to need to pick a solid Conservative leader as his running mate, or he may face defeat.

I’m not saying he should pick Sarah Palin. Again, not sure she’d even accept the offer. But if he did, it would fire up the base of the party, and he would end up with a highly competent Vice President. One who he could turn a portfolio of responsibilities over to, much as President Bush did with Dick Cheney. He would also have someone who if, God forbid, something happened to him, is ready to be president right now, today.

We’d love to see a Vice President Palin be given free reign to set energy policy for the nation, as President Kennedy gave much of the responsibility for the space program over to LBJ. You can bet we’d be energy independent within a decade. She also is strong on fiscal issues and foreign policy. You’d be hard pressed to find a more competent candidate.

Sarah Palin has been, and is still advocating for Congressman Allen West as Romney’s running mate.

Who are we to disagree?

West is just finishing his first term in Congress, but he was a Lt Colonel in the United States Army, and is a real passionate fighter for Liberty and Freedom.

One of the jobs of the vice presidential candidate is to be the campaign’s attack dog, while the nominee remains above the fray focused on the big picture. Lt Col West would have no problem in that position.

Sarah was great in the role as the campaign’s pit bull, but McCain’s incompetent staff weren’t having any of it. I don’t think Romney’s staff will have any problem whatsoever with someone going after Obama on his record. That’s a target rich environment for someone like West to latch on to and never let go.

There’s a lot that can be discussed, but the real bottom line is the fact that Mitt Romney still has a problem with Conservatives, who make up the base of the party.

Thankfully, most of us will vote for him simply because Barack Obama is just that bad. Unfortunately, that may not be enough.

The media and the “smart people” in the GOP keep telling Romney he needs a noncontroversial “boring white guy” as his running mate. That is filled with nothing but fail. For one thing, we know the democrat party would demonize Mother Theresa if she got in their way. Past that, a boring white guy isn’t going to get volunteers off their couches and into the streets, and it certainly isn’t going have voters chomping at the bits to vote for the GOP ticket.

Remember, it’s not just the presidential race we are looking at. The Republicans MUST win the down ticket races if things are going to change.

Mitt Romney needs to stop playing it safe and choose a real leader, a real fighter as his running mate.

Obviously, Sarah Palin would be the perfect choice, but there are certainly other great choices out there.The ones being floated as potential picks, so far, couldn’t be more disastrous.

My only request is leave the Conservative Senators alone, we need them right where they are!

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14 responses to “Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Sarah Palin to be Mitt Romney’s Vice President: What it Means

  1. belinda

    IT’S SIMPLE QUEENS DO NOT SERVER JESTERS. she will not be part of this travesty. not to mention the fact that mormonism is a cult and NO American is bowing to rummy at all.

    • Gary P Jackson

      While I agree Sarah would likely turn Romney down for a host of reasons, I find it sad you have to attack his religion. Mormonism isn’t my cup of tea, but I have found that, at least those I have been around, are good and decent people.

      Attacking people’s religion ain’t cool.

  2. Jim Thompson

    Cool! The Thing that concerns me the most is as in 2008, The Republican Elites are going to tar and feather Sarah Palin And her Family again, then hang them all out to dry. Afterwards, They’ll put the blame on Sarah Palin for the loss, again. Despite all of the push for her to try the Republican VEEP Again, I’m still weary of what they tried to do to her the last election. I’m extremely bitter as well. Sarah Palin deserves a lot better this time around.

    SARAH PALIN ROCKS!!!

    • Gary P Jackson

      Oh yeah. That’s why she’d never accept. But she’s the kind of VP Mitt needs. Not some boring clown. That’s sort of the point.

      I can’t read her mind, but it looks to me like she is more interested in building a bulletproof, Conservative Congress, than anything else. If Romney doesn’t get the job done, I wouldn’t be surprised if she primaried him in 2016.

  3. Kate

    In East TX the Republican Party meetings were unenthusiastic with McCain as the Nominee. Fundraising and door to door campaigning was slow. McCain had “dised” the conservatives too many times. When Palin was picked the phones started ringing, money started flowing and people wanted to go door-to-door. The conservatives had a person they could stand with.

    • Gary P Jackson

      Yup. It was like that all over the country. Local GOP offices were as quiet as a calm day in the desert. After Sarah’s speech at the convention, the RNC set a fund raising record, and people were excited. Still are.

  4. Great discussion & analysis – again! – Gary; thanks for weighing in! Obviously, this is a subject that’s on the minds of millions of Palinistas and just plain rock-solid Conservatives! The one role I could see for Palin – should Etch-a-Sketch (OK, I’ll drop that now in deferrence to his new status – and our need for a Romney win!!) beat the ‘Bamster – is for him to pick her as his Sec. of Energy. THEN she could be an important part of policy formation, direction & implementation – and her bona fides would shine forth from the get-go (unless GOP-e trolls set out to stymie and derail her, God forbid!!).

    You know, two “moderate” Republicans that I still like – in fact, I’ve always liked, no matter what their politics! – are Condi Rice and Rudi Giuliani. BOTH would be outstanding VPs – and both, IMHO, would contribute a tremendous amount to the ticket! They’d both add
    punch and gravitas, and their leadership skills and political experience are second to none! The LibProgs’ heads would explode, ’cause they couldn’t throw anything substantive against either one of them (except to the extent that Axelrod & his Wrecking Crew can make up the most outrageous lies and paint the most misleading profiles with which ANYONE running will have to fight toe & nail!

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  6. jerseyflash

    First things first…NO Rubio or West…funeeeee…my comment is based on a sports analogy…Oct 5th Sarah drop’s the bomb…EVERYONE for the past 3 and half years thinks that this is the POTUS in 2012 and beyond…still I believe…maybe yes-maybe no…time will tell…BUT if we are to win this Super Bowl…our STAR and starting Q-back can NOT be calling plays from the sidelines…(Let’s go to baseball…even though Sarah plays basketball)…so now we have America’s team down 1 run w/2 out’s in the bottom of the 9th (THIS FOLKS…IS THE 7th game of the WORLD SERIES)…bases are loaded and on the bench is a 800 batting average DH and a 320 batting DH…we WIN this game…or go home DEFEATED…who get’s the call….do not get STUCK on STUPID “PLEASE”…the only other way I think we can take 4 straight…is to nominate Sarah Palin right in the convention and let her go get Allen West
    2 Pit Bulls…one with and one without…that’s lipstick I’m referring to…and the dog’s that went to heavan….they will get there revenge…it’s time for a good-old A#$ kicking
    First choice: Palin/West 2012 and 2016
    Second choice: ???????????????
    Last night I heard it again…for the 3rd time…if Ercel loses…the Demo’s will not see another Lib POTUS for more then 2 decades…REALLY

    • Gary P Jackson

      I’m not much on Rubio, and he lost me for good when he started pushing his version of amnesty for illegals. Allen West is a good man and a fighter. I like him a lot. Sarah loves him.

      I’m not quite sure I understand the rest of what you are saying. I do know this, Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee for President. He clinched the nomination Tuesday night in Texas, and will only add to his delegate count. No one else is even left in the race. It’s done.

      We beat Obama with Romney, or we see America come to an end.

      I saw the rant by Shultz, but that’s just fear tactics aimed at democrats in Wisconsin. I remember when the democrats won big, and claimed they’d be in power for 50 years. That lasted about 2.

      Take nothing for granted.

      • I’m trying to avoid reading between your lines, Gary … but maybe I’m not trying hard enough.

        You say: the real bottom line is the fact that Mitt Romney still has a problem with Conservatives, who make up the base of the party.
        Thankfully, most of us will vote for him simply because Barack Obama is just that bad. Unfortunately, that may not be enough.

        I read the “most of us” to include yourself, Gary … and somewhere between the lines, I see you becoming a boring white guy who isn’t going to get volunteers off their couches and into the streets,

        You say: I do know this, Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee for President. He clinched the nomination Tuesday night in Texas, and will only add to his delegate count. No one else is even left in the race. It’s done. We beat Obama with Romney, or we see America come to an end.

        I read your acknowledgement of Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee … but somewhere between the lines I still see you becoming a boring white guy who isn’t going to get himself nor other volunteers off their couches and into the streets,

        Had someone other than Mitt Romney become that Republican nominee, you and Sarah Palin would have … as well you should have … expected me, although confident in my support of Mitt Romney, to get myself and other volunteers off the couch and into the streets to rally and to vote instead for whomever that Republican nominee might be.

        I’ve believed in Mitt … wanted to see him through the eyes of his friends not the naysayers, not media myopia … started here and continue to browse the site each week or so. … http://www.mitttheman.com/​the-authors/

        So it is that I ask you and Sarah Palin … and all who are burdened with mistrust or dislike or whatever for Mitt Romney … to join me and oodles of others in confident support of Mitt Romney and his picks for his turnaround team. Together we can “beat Obama” by using his own mantra … by getting fired up and ready to go … yesterday!

        https://twitter.com/​dandergreen
        https://www.facebook.com/people/Donna-Anderson-Green/

      • Gary P Jackson

        Donna, you sound like a racist and a fool!

        I’m a white guy, but I’ve never been called boring in my life!

        If you were less the fool, and more intellectually curious, you’d find I am one of the very few Conservatives who don’t refer to Mitt Romney as The Great Satan™!

        You’d also know that I get in massive arguments daily with people who still think someone is going to ride in at the convention and “save us” from Mitt Romney. I mean massive, knock down, drag out fights!

        The fact is, I want to beat Obama and will do whatever possible to make it happen. While people like you piss and moan, people like me are out there trying to rally the base of the party. A base that absolutely cannot stand Mitt Romney, and most certainly does not trust him.

        The problem is, you really can’t read between the lines.

        I know Romney supporters hate Sarah Palin, and Palin supporters will never, ever forget how Team Romney started smearing her with lies, even before the 2008 election was held, and have never stopped.

        Sarah, for her part, has said we need to get Obama out of office, no matter what, and will support the nominee. Meaning Romney. I think she speaks for many of us.

        It’s funny you mention Romney’s turn around team. We just exposed a major conflict of interest between the head of that team, and the American people. There is serious concern that under Mitt Romney, just as it is with Obama now, Crony Socialism will be alive and well, just under new management:

        Corruption Alert: Romney’s Choice of Michael Leavitt for Transition Team is Completely Unacceptable

        http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/corruption-alert-romneys-choice-of-michael-leavitt-for-transition-team-is-completely-unacceptable/

        If you wonder why so many do not trust Mitt Romney, and are not excited about him becoming president, things like this are it.

        Maybe instead of shilling for Romney, you should get off YOUR butt and work on getting out the vote! Oh, and you might try not insulting the very people Romney MUST have in order to win, while you are at it!

        Oh, and one more thing. Where was Noted Profile in Courage™ Mitt Romney when it comes to Wisconsin? He never once showed his face, or supported Governor Walker and Lt Governor Kleefisch. He waited until AFTER victory was clear to make a statement. Like Barack Obama, he is a coward.

        Oh well, as usual, Sarah Palin was out there doing the job the spineless men of the GOP Elite refuse to do. And she looked good doing it.

        Here she is, in a snow storm, with the entire group surrounded by violent union thugs. Thugs who had already wrecked the capitol building.

        Mitt Romney would never have the balls to go into such a hostile environment, look evil in the eye, and say “Bring it!

        Conservatives love and respect Sarah Palin. Mitt Romney, not so much.

  7. Gary … you introduced that “boring white guy” … I simply reflected. However, just as you are a white guy and have never been called boring in your life, similarly, I am a white gal, perhaps a fool, but have never been accused of sounding like a racist in my life … so good for both of us.

    Fact is, I’ve never even been accused of lacking intellectual curiousity … but I will admit that thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/ is not my absolute go-to weblog.

    Whatever else you gleaned from my first reply … know this: you do not have the market on Sarah Palin. I have never doubted Sarah Palin’s ability to do anything she sets her sights on, side-by-side with Todd and their children. They have been and will be again my pick for First Family of the United States of America. But they chose not to ask for my vote this time.

    Of those who did ask for my vote this time, well … I chose one, Sarah and Todd chose another … as it was with me and one of my sons … they may join me in confident support of Mitt Romney, they may not … my invitation remains.

    And so it is … “I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, And you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
    If not, it can’t be helped.” … Fritz Perls, 1969.

    • Gary P Jackson

      Lighten up Francis.

      No one claims to have “the market” on Sarah Palin. Certainly not here. Nor did we support Newt Gingrich in any way, shape or form. In fact, We made it our life’s work to shred him to pieces!

      Unlike many, we saw what Sarah was doing for what it was. She never really endorsed Newt. When Sarah endorses someone, she does it right, unlike Mitt, who waits until there is a clear winner.

      Sarah’s only goal was to make sure Mitt Romney wasn’t just handed the nomination. At the time, I wrote this:

      Is Sarah Palin Looking To Toughen Up Mitt Romney For Battle With Obama?

      http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/is-sarah-palin-looking-to-toughen-up-mitt-romney-for-battle-with-obama/

      The “Mitt is the devil” crowd was pissed off when I wrote that, but I stand by it. Mitt Romney is a stronger candidate today because he was forced to fight for the nomination.

      As far as I’m concerned, everyone who ran for the nomination sucked. Mitt just sucked far less. I’m not a fan by any stretch of the imagination, though he’s done some things I like, there was no way I would have voted for any of the others either.

      You’re problem is you are trying to “read between the lines” when you should take things at face value. Trust me, we’ll help get Mitt elected, in spite of himself. But make no mistake, we’re voting AGAINST Obama, not for Romney. Hell, we still don’t really know what Romney is for!

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